National Science week will soon be here again – 14-22 August. Although the focus is obviously on schools and encouraging kids to take an interest in science, there are events all across Australia which will be of interest to almost everyone. So what will you be doing to get involved in science in August?
For more information about what is happening in your state go to https://www.scienceweek.net.au/
2021 is also an important science year, not just because of all the issues associated with COVID-19 and vaccinations, it is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables.
One of the innovative and fun promotions for this important year are the Fruit and Vegetable Playing Cards, developed through the Australian Department of Agriculture.
The 53 cards each show a picture of an Australian fruit, vegetable or nut and the nutritional content of 100 grams of each.
A game has also been developed to help highlight how important the nutritional content of our fruits, vegetable and nuts are to the Australian diet. It is hoped that this tool will help encourage kids and then grown ups to eat more of these essential food items.
To find the cards and material for printing, and the game, go to https://www.scienceweek.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/iyfv_nutrition_cardspdf.pdf